Egg with Milk: Is It a Safe Combination?

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the one nutrient that is essential for the first meal of the day is protein. Two of the best sources of protein are eggs and milk. There are some reservations brought up when it comes to having raw eggs with milk and if these are good or bad for the body. On the other hand, eating an egg omelette with milk or even scrambled eggs with milk is considered to be delicious and extremely healthy. So, is it definitely safe to have eggs and milk together?

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In this article:

Is it a Good Idea to Consume Milk with Eggs?
What is the Safest Way to Eat Milk with Eggs?
What are the Benefits of Having Cooked Eggs and Milk Together? 
Can I Drink a Glass of Raw Eggs with Milk?
Can Eggs and Milk Increase Body Weight?
Can Drinking Eggs Help you Build Muscle Mass?

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Are Eggs and Milk a Smart and Safe Combination?

Is it a Good Idea to Consume Milk with Eggs?

When we think about preparing a healthy, protein-rich breakfast, the first two ingredients that come to mind are eggs and milk. And then follows the disappointment of remembering that when these are put together, they are not considered a good example of healthy food pairs. Eggs are a source of choline and albumen in addition to being rich in proteins. They can be eaten in various forms (raw, boiled, poached, scrambled, fried, half-boiled, etc).

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What is the Safest Way to Eat Milk with Eggs?

These two foods when eaten together are only good for your body when the eggs are cooked and the milk is bacteria-free/pasteurized. Eggs can be cooked any way you prefer and the milk should be pasteurized.

What are the Benefits of Having Cooked Eggs and Milk Together?

Cooked eggs reduce the chances of salmonella infection and food poisoning. Additionally, the proteins from eggs are more readily absorbed by the body when they are consumed in the cooked form compared to raw eggs and thus, proving to be lighter and healthier for the stomach. Milk is a rich source of calcium, lipids, whey and caseins (a type of protein) and other minerals and vitamins. Raw milk from mammals can be either consumed directly or pasteurized to kill the bacteria that might exist in it.

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Can I Drink a Glass of Raw Eggs with Milk?

Raw eggs are not just considered unsafe to consume, they are also considered to be less edible. Consuming raw eggs increases the chances of biotin deficiency, food poisoning and salmonella infection in the individual. This could cause an upset stomach, vomiting and constipation. Devouring eggs in their uncooked form with milk leads to high cholesterol, which is bad for the heart and increases fat deposits. The body will not be able to process the two foods together, and so, the best way to consume them is in their cooked form. When cooked, the proteins in egg and milk can directly be used by the body.

Can Eggs and Milk Increase Body Weight?

Raw eggs provide some calories and don’t contain lots of calories per serving (especially whole eggs). Cooked eggs (in oils) contain more fat, so it would help you gain weight. Whole or full-fat milk are also high in fat so its an option.

Can Drinking Eggs Help you Build Muscle Mass?

Watching athletes on the big screen drinking raw eggs might seem cool and motivational (especially Milka Singh or Rocky Balboa), but it’s not good for you. As mentioned earlier, raw eggs can make you sick. Protein is essential to repair your muscles, but you also need carbohydrates after a workout, because it provides the carbohydrates to fuel your muscles and the protein to rebuild them. It’s best for you to consume high protein foods like eggs and milk as a post-workout meal since they balance the protein and carbs.

You should consider consulting a nutrition expert before making any drastic changes to your diet.

Sources

https://www.huffingtonpost.in

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks

https://www.ibtimes.co.in/milk-egg-combination-can-be-dangerous-your-health-heres-what-nutritionists-say-745220

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